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Sep 20, 2010 9:00pm PDT
use the most recent data available concerning the percentage of litter on city sidewalks streets and similar outdoor public spaces that is cigarette butts and related packaging at the time of the enactment of this ordinance such as indicated that 22% of a similar outdoor public spaces consist of cigarette butts and related packaging littered the controllers held periodically share updated data concerning the percentage of litter in such areas with a related packaging. again, the city attorney has suggested those amendments, determined that they are non- substantive but a said -- essentially had -- essentially helpful in establishing the controller going forward. >> very good. please open it up for public comments. supervisor avalos: public comments? >> ♪ i passed the cigarettes on the aground, pledge to clean it up. cigarettes glow in the dark and i think it is time you clean up the city with cigarettes and made it better all of the way around and that is the way i have always heard it should be. would you clean it up, please? your cigarette blows in the dark and i think it is
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Sep 21, 2010 7:30am PDT
if you recall used to give you a rebate of anywhere between three and five cents on average for bringing your your bag. they since stopped that. they never really promoted that they were doing that, so people had to be watchful consumers so that when -- when they were going through the retail, they would either have to ask the checkout person, would you please give me my rebate because i brought my own bags. now the stores, you know, have a limited -- eliminated that process. they also had promoted to us the idea that there would be more -- more i think vivacious and outgoing in promoting that people bring their own bags and bring their plastic bags for recycling. plastic bags are not recyclable. it is a myth. out of the -- out of the 100% of bags we use in the united states, at best, 1.5% get recycled about so, if anyone suggests that this is a recyclable and durable process for doing so, it is completely a myth. but the fee that would be assigned to make this sort of clean and -- morlinnier, we alou it going to the retailer. frankly, if we -- i think if we did this in a way that i woul
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Sep 21, 2010 10:30am PDT
referring to the funds be used for capital projects instead. there was considerable discussion on this item. the chair pro tem moved to allocate funds for free of the -- three of the projects, including bicycle safety and back to work day, as he feels that bicycle capital improvements are more important than bicycle out reach as a matter of principle and that the city builds bicycle facilities, people will come to use them. out of reach was said to be critical to use the facilities and support the goal of increasing the share of bicycle facilities. staff pointed out that there is a majority of 1.4 $4 million included in the five-year program for the bicycle program for the facilities. explaining that as part of the mta program for bicyclist, education and outreach, engineering and enforcement, these are all enforcement -- important. civil facilities are not sufficient. you must educate and encourage their use. glenn davis asked about previous outbreak -- every to efforts and modes for bicyclist and what the sources of the data for the program are. concerns were stated about possible conflic
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Sep 20, 2010 10:30pm PDT
of public health. >> thank you. the department is requesting that we use the state contract low of the city boilerplate, and this will put us in compliance with sb 785. this legislation, in regards to delivery of specialty mental health services for foster care children, and it mandates the use of standardized contracts statewide, so this would be for children that are placed out of county, and i have our director of children, youth, and families for the system of care for community behavioral health services. thank you. >> supervisors, this should give you an idea about the extent of the need. 534 children in foster care are facing -- are placed in san francisco. with the largest percentage placed in alameda county and san mateo counties. the reason they are placed in those counties is because half of them are placed with relatives, and the remaining in foster homes. they all actually have a right and need to access and services when they have the need. right now, it is not easy to enter contracts for services with them, so the change is to create more timing access for the children living
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Sep 20, 2010 9:30pm PDT
for it with a conditional use requirement that would trigger some of these larger policy constraints that are behind this particular resolution, so it is the view of the good neighbor coalition that this should go through the ordinary conditional use that process. second, just a point of clarification to with the planning director said, the reduction it is permitted, if you make a contribution for affordable housing, it is not an automatic 50%. it cannot be more than 50%. attributed to affordable housing. it is very important to keep that point in mind. and second, in terms of what is also in the legislation, there is another provision that is often overlooked, but this one requires very importantly that the planning commission go to the board. there should be no significant compromise, and i am quoting this, the overall objective of that is substantial increments on van ness ave. it is clear given the current san francisco is in need, given the financial climate, that this is absolutely critical that every developer along van ness contributes substantially to meeting the housing requirement for van
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Sep 21, 2010 5:30am PDT
us and -- revoke it and let us go back to planning, talking about paying for this week, the hiring of professionals that are licensed and bonded, that there is proper containment, and that is the work is done in a fashion that ensures the tenants will be allowed to remain in their homes and not lose their homes. i've spoken to other people from this voluntary project, and it seems to be that the general thought that you don't need to displace tenants. i have had conversations, including with katherine barnes, saying typically people don't get evicted. i wanted to leave the last minute. >> i just want to additionally request or further appreciate supervisor garcia's comments earlier. we are looking for advocacy for tenants who care very much about their homes and want to see that honored in this process. i appreciate the comments that have happened. the conditions that wofede over the past five years has been very challenging and led to us feeling like this is our only recourse, is to come before the board during a permit session to talk about living conditions and wanting to be ass
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00am PDT
to deal with this issue. otherwise, it is going to be put on us, and we probably would like both sides to not be happy. >> just a concern that mr. garcia had about if he runs out of money, a delay, they are out for long periods of time. the remedy is with the rent board. or with the superior court. >> we are trying to prevent some of that. >> pardon? >> we are trying to prevent some of that. >> right. think a hold harmless would be the way to go if they insist on staying in the building. >> i am going to interrupt you counsel. if your position is without a hold harmless agreement from these tenants, you are not interested in having a conversation to settle, i would be willing to call the question now. i think that is not a position of someone who is willing to actually engage in potentially fruitful negotiations. i understand, commissioner fong you are willing to give the parties two weeks to try to settle it, you and maybe they could. but with that coming out of this counsel, i don't see it happening. >> my belief is it is the discretion of the landlord to decide whether to implement
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Sep 21, 2010 1:00am PDT
that they couldn't use the development potential of their site, they had to keep the building that was there, but as "compensation," they could sell their unused development potential. we're very concerned that requiring those proceeds to be used for maintenance undercuts the rationale for the t.d.r. scheme and i think will inhibit the continued workability of the t.d.r. scheme. that provision is not needed to take care of st. mary's, though the preservation mandate applies to those 450 buildings that were protected by the downtown plan. obviously, that goes far beyond what is needed to take care of old st. mary's. so i would urge you to adopt the legislation, but strike the provision requiring that any net pro seeds from the sale of t.d.r. from tfer lots, again, transfer lots of some 450, that that provision be strin. thank you. -- stricken. thank you. >> good afternoon, my name is charles coleman. up until two months ago, i was pastor of old st. mary's cathedral and got transferred from my religious community in austin, texas. i'm glad to be with you this afternoon. i worked on this projec
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Sep 21, 2010 4:30am PDT
a misunderstanding or a misrepresentation but in any event it is clear to us that she did not try to deny access, it was simply trying to coordinate with your own personal travel schedule and the seven month time period occurred between when the owners of the property in question said that we will get back to you after this. the next awareness was that something was going on so we are concerned the only from our own standpoint based on the view that we have that also on the city processes that allow this to go forward even there was a blocked identification when place and i'm not sure that i have the evidence for 40 and at the time it should have been notified. from a process standpoint i don't think that this permit should be allowed to stand. thank you. in >> this letter said that never had a conversation. what happened, what did you say to my crew, what is calling on? also i originally asked after seven months since i was looking at the wall i asked my neighbors why did we put up seed is siding that matches? they responded because it wanted of citing home that matches their own home. i don't
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Sep 21, 2010 1:30am PDT
of neighborhood leaders to talk about the possibility of other uses. from my perspective, i certainly support this bocce ball area, but if it turns out in the future after a good planning process that there are other things that we ought to do, i and my colleagues are very open to that. so with that, i know we have a representative from rec and park to talk a little bit more broadly about that i just wanted to frame the conversation. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm lev kushner of the recreation park department. if we could just have the powerpoint on the screen. great. i just have a very quick powerpoint to make sure we're all on the same page. the proposal is for two regulation sized bocce courts. the idea behind this is this will activate this plaza which is currently significantly underutilized. the use that bocce courts entail is exactly the things that the recreation and park department feels is in line for our goals for this site. it's important to note that the gift is in kind. it's actually a gift of construction and materials only. it's not actually a cash gift.
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Sep 21, 2010 2:30am PDT
. let us back up a little bit and i will address at the comment made by the sergeant. the reason i have asked that we hold over this matter and come back at it is due in part to a situation created by the appellant. when findings are submitted, each side has an opportunity and a right to submit in writing, whether or not they agree with that. it is an imposition on this commission because i cannot follow each and every point and bounced it off of what the findings say. the appellant put me at a serious disadvantage. we do not interrupt someone. if they stick their problem and i get to ask what the problem is, maybe we could have gone at it. but to have done that would have constituted or been tantamount to a rehearing. this is not a rehearing. these are findings. there are some issues raised. i am going to address at least two of them. new material is introduced. i was confused by that. what new material? the new material as stated by the sergeant had to do with the fact that after the march 2010 hearing, when it came before this board, there were new materials that had not been in the
SFGTV
Sep 21, 2010 7:00am PDT
. if i do find another location nearby, to move my pharmacy to, and i would have to continue to use profits from the store to keep afloat, paying rent in two places where i'm paying $2500 a month now. >> you mentioned we don't have to be at this time and place at all, we talked about earlier. supposing we had to do it all over again, what would be the solution to allow you to do what you're doing and still pass this legislation? because if it's a matter of going retroactive, there's surely a way of doing that for the legislative process. >> i think they could have made an exemption back then. commissioner o'brien: but the exemption, would it be to you or to an exemption class? >> the exemption is the number of employees. commissioner o'brien: so it would be a class, then, and all businesses that fell into a particular classification. >> if we said under 10 employees, which i have five full-time and one part-time employee right now. city for healthcare where a business has to pay for healthcare, what do they have to have, 10 employees? >> 20. >> there's an exemption for that, i think
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Sep 21, 2010 3:30pm PDT
not be doing what we're doing. if you have a neighborhood with a park that could use some art, you have a community that once some art, you know an artist that could use some funding, let us know, and we can help. thank you. [applause] >> part of our mission is to promote civic opportunity end engagement, and thanks to a wonderful city you are helping to run in sentences, you make it truly worthwhile. it is a wonderful opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> item 19. >> madam chair, and 19 has already been called. commissioner chiu: thank you. i appreciate your patience. this is an item of significant importance to an institution within chinatown in my district, which has been in need of significant and expensive seismic work. i noted to do this, we need some tweaks to the bonds are around transferable rights, and we considered this last week at land use and had passed out a version of legislation unanimously, but over the last few days, a number of representatives of other projects have come to a number of us asking for some consideration of changes, so what i would like to propose at th
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00am PDT
regarding procurements. of course, those do not often yield a lot of useful information as most agencies already procured to get reimbursed by federal agencies or state agencies. even regional agencies. the purpose of a performance audit should be to shed light on the policy issues that can help an agency navigate the problems that are structural and policy in nature. the proposed scope, which was actively develop by members of the board does a scope that looked at three major areas, looking at the way that projects are done and that facilities are done. the facility area is particularly interesting as it has to do with where the fleet is maintained and the rest of the projects deal with large investments. the fleet procurements is perhaps one of the most critical areas to endeavor for the next five years or so as a complete renovation comes of age again. in this case the process will be priced at well over $1 billion in a subsequent management that is coordinated with funding agencies to make sure that it is not just available, but is leveraged. it is very crucial to the success of the
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Sep 20, 2010 8:30pm PDT
? or will they find themselves in court, using taxpayer money to get out of the appeal that does not meet their long-term needs? i cannot stress this strongly enough. before we have two departments signing on. [tone] thank you. supervisor avalos: next speaker, please. >> walter ♪ fly the pga golf ball management to the moon and let me play under the stars and let it be that harding park has come along so far. in other words, please be true as i am to ♪ >> my name is richard and i am in opposition to this contract. after putting it money into harding park annually, have we not learn something? two minutes does not give me much time, but first of all the contract was originally r f q four qualifications, unfortunately they did not sign the contract with them. it was signed with ttc, which is a shell corporation. they were given approval based on financial ability. who is this new group? will they be responsible? i am a lawyer and any lawyer knows that you do not let your shell corporations sign your contracts. the next thing is that every year, the department says they have lost $500,000. actually
SFGTV
Sep 21, 2010 2:00am PDT
of this. it's very open. the analogy i've been using is it's like one of our city basketball courts where people can come and bring their basketball and play. it's just a pickup game spot. and we do have an existing m.o.u. between d.p.w. and boston properties to maintain justin herman plaza and this bocce ball court if accepted will continue to be maintained as it is currently. supervisor maxwell: any other colts? supervisor chiu and then supervisor mar. supervisor chiu: so the local 61 students and apprentices willing involved in constructing the field and the boston properties is the, kind of course the management of the area. is local 261 going to be involved with any of the maintenance of the courts afterwards? >> yes. supervisor mar: yes. supervisor maxwell: supervisor chiu? supervisor chiu: just closing comments. first i want to address some of the issues that were raised in public comment. ernestine, i am very open to considering a business improvement district for the downtown area as i have a strong proponent in fisherman's whatever and other parts of the district and i have let
SFGTV
Sep 21, 2010 12:30am PDT
, the intermission -- information given to us by mr. gordon, the guide to tobacco free pharmacy's could be of use. i am always open to talking with the small business commission, and others as we have, to try to find solutions. i know that we have been in discussions with them and i am hoping we could move forward today. thank you. i would like to thank my colleagues for moving forward what is a very important issue. i certainly support this legislation and the concept behind it. i was very concerned about the situation affecting charley. i do not think that there are other businesses in this specific and special situation. i am wondering, have there been any conversations about providing them with time to transition out of the current business they are in now? it sounds from the testimony that if this were to go into effect, that establishment would close. would there be openness to considering a narrow exception in terms of giving them time to transition? >> from the information given to me,, the information is that i do not think that they will close, from what i heard. there's a certain percenta
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Sep 21, 2010 11:30am PDT
has two commercial use tenants. in addition to these, there are various underground easements. earlier in july, the transportation authority approved the impact relocation study. it addressed how the 55 residents of chinatown will be relocated. they need to be provided comparable housing. that was approved. right now, the mta is negotiating the acquisition of the properties. they should go to bid by march of this year. also part of the project is an arts program, which is in accordance with seven to discuss city policy. -- san francisco city policy. the purpose of this is to commission some of our local pieces. right now, the budget for this portion is $14.5 million. basically, it is intended to enhance the rider's experience. you notice the station we have on market street right now are rather bare, except for advertising -- utilitarian is a better word. to that effect, in july of this year, two artists were selected for the project. they are now in the development stage. mta submitted the report for the new starts. the letter for prejudice approval. that will allow them construction
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Sep 21, 2010 2:00pm PDT
by cigarettes. tobacco is the only product that will use -- that when used will kill a least half of the users, and on average, smoking takes 10 years away from your life. my father could have lived years longer if he had not smoke, and i think this is a measure that strongly protect public health, and i urge you for your support. thank you. president chiu, i forgot to think many groups and individuals who heads spin years helping to fight this for public health, including someone from the department of public health, dr. katz, and i also want to think many of the community organizations, including one with the lgbt groups, which has provided education for me and many activists and health advocates. i also want to thank a researcher and the many public health advocates that are in the crowd today, so, colleagues, please support this ordinance for a public health. thank you. president chiu: thank you. any additional discussion? if we could take a roll-call vote on this item. clerk calvillo: [reading roll] there are 7 ayes and 3 noes. president chiu: this item is passed on the first reading. ite
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Sep 20, 2010 10:00pm PDT
i feel like all of us are starng to see what the problems in this country are. i think plenty of people are opinionated. i don't think there's many forums where you can really express yourself or try to make a difference or anything. i mean...wha'...whatdo... what do i do, ya' know? the only people that i'm able to affect are the people who care about what i have to say. there is something you can do, but i'm sure it wouldn't be, uh...easy. different man: i get angry about it, but it's like... ya' know, in my own apartment. [laughs] 1:41 supervisor chu: good morning and welcome to the city operations and neighborhood services committee. are there any announcements today? >> all persons attending this meeting are requested to turn off cell phones and pagers. if you wish to submit speaker cards, please place them in the container at the rail in front of you to your left. if you wish to submit copies of materials for members of the committee, please submit extra copies for the court. items sent out of committee today will be considered by the full board of supervisors tuesday of
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Sep 21, 2010 8:00am PDT
mentioned -- i mentioned the conditional use for the mission area, and what kind of threshold are you -- you use now? >> would that be? >> there is none. there's no actual mission district guidelines. it is really just -- >> it is really a by product of the fact there isn't bigger spaces. also, it is a by-product of the fact that the city regulated the mission by banning new liquor licenses being moved into the area. so the only -- the only things that shawl business owners and shop owners can do is work with buying an existing bar and working with the footprint of the old bar. >> they could do a premise to premise transfer within the mission district. >> that's very -- that doesn't happen often. >> not anymore. >> so commissioner what you would propose is not in existence right now? >> right. what i'm proposing is that -- we should have something concurrent with this type of concurrent with this type of legislation, i believe. when i see the other, i agree with commissioner yoke -- owe connor, it is another layer of bureaucracy, which we are very used to. but at the same time i am intereste
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Sep 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
that people look to us to see that it is possible to live together through all of these differences. they know that there is something special and magical about this city and this region. and that is why we are here. that is why i am here. and i am grateful that you are here. i am grateful for the extraordinary contribution of the people from mexico and central america. i think that this is interesting and appropriate to notice that san francisco county has the distinction as it relates to the latino community that is unique among the 58 counties. we have more latino representatives. -- >> this is not the case with the other counties. we have these in el salvador and nicaragua, as well as mexico. not everybody understands this and we are celebrating this remarkable collection. the city of san francisco took the lead as the city of refuge after the civil wars in the 1980's. we established, firmly, the foundation that marks so much of what makes this city a special place. it is mocked by those who do not understand and who did not want to understand, and this is trivialized by political campaign
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. please use the speaker cards in front of you to the rail on your left. supervisor chiu: please call item no. 1. >> item number one, hearing to review the city's provision and coordination of services to victims of crime, to: (1) what support and services do city departments currently provide crime victims?; (2) how do various departments that interface with crime victims coordinate their activities?; (3) what are the gaps in the system that need to address, and what coordination needs to occur?; and (4) how can victim services be best provided in a culturally competent manner? supervisor chiu: thank you. colleagues, this is an item i have asked for the committee to consider, along with supervisor maxwell, stemming from my experience as a criminal prosecutor years ago. highly publicized incidents in the southeast part of the city, my office worked with a number of crime victims and we heard many stories that pointed to shortcomings and gaps in how our city held to address crime victims'. i have asked a number of city apartments to meet with my office and through that meeting we have reali
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Sep 21, 2010 4:30pm PDT
it work. what you are hearing from us tonight is how we are beginning to describe our initial phases around the development of our superintendent zone effort. do you want to do it for me? you will see the rationale of the organization, which you have heard a little bit about from the superintendent. our theory of action, emerging priorities, and the implementation plan that has begun to emerge. these are the initial phases of implementation. our rationale -- you have heard the deputy superintendent explain the need and we have heard you agree there is a definite need for closing the achievement gap and providing opportunities for children in the bay view and the mission. for all of our children, but especially them. last spring, rpa identified the schools in need. there are several federal and state criteria that show us that we are not meeting the needs of our students. the state of california identified the 10 san francisco schools that are in the bottom 5% of chronically underperforming schools. we have 8the lea plan and the school grant requirements, which led us to know we neede
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Sep 20, 2010 8:00pm PDT
staff and don't meet the tour standards, then the pga can basically put us on notice you've reduced your staff and we don't think you're meeting the course maintenance standards and if we disagree, then in arbitration provision is is what resolves this. it gives them an opportunity to say look, if you're not going to meet the course standards, we're not interested in managing the golf course for free. and by the way, it also gives us the ability to make a policy decision. right now there has been a policy decision made by the city, by this board, by the mayor to -- to meet these maintenance standards so that we can have these first-class tournaments at harding. >> my concern is if we're reducing staff that's going to be what the standard is. and there's no other mention of what the standard is. the dollar amount and i guess it could be measured in staffing. and then that would be -- give tpc the ability to -- >> the tour -- we do have maintenance standards referenced in the agreement to the master tour agreement. it includes course maintenance standards. so what the provision is saying i
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Sep 21, 2010 2:30pm PDT
that they use for their business. that is my one item. thank you. clerk calvillo: thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor daly? supervisor daly: thank you. about building the bocce ball courts. , i thank them for setting it up. it is with some mixed emotion. the recreational activities that we should be thinking about. i appreciate some of my constituent leaders and neighborhood leaders in the area south of the site for bringing up the issue of lack of children's play areas, so, hopefully, and that would hopefully bring some logjam in that community. -- breaks the logjam. -- break some logjam. there are issues in the planning code, and this is in my capacity as a supervisor. urging relevance city agencies. in terms of the system of distribution, and in folks of the medical cannabis sector, there are dispensaries that have gone through significant processes in order to get in those areas. without the ability of amending the planning code, and to be there to pick this up and carried it ford and deal with what -- carry it forward, what i think is a threat for a delicate balance for the medical c
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Sep 20, 2010 6:30pm PDT
that work at the hall of justice. right there in the office with us. we have the new visa program that we're working with so that we can extend to people that are victims of crimes. the elder abuse, of course, we spoke about the forensic center and we have a partnership with them. we're working closely with a variety of organizations regarding hate crimes. we have a whole list of services. information that we give out to parents, talking about preventing becoming involved in a gang. the last one is the economic crime unit, there are many victims of financial crimes that to not have the resources necessary to be compensated. now, our department contacts other agencies and makes notifications when required by law, such as elder abuse and child abuse and working closely with adult protective services. the department provides training during a variety of times tested on available services during academy training when they have, provided to victims and for roll-call in the setting. we have release stepped up on training with regards to cultural awareness, diversity training, language access ca
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
with community advocates. the language translation interpreter services -- this program gave us a real opportunity to look at what it would be like if we expanded a program city why did. -- city-wide. currently, many of the officials are native speakers and they are from the population. they are familiar with local neighborhoods. almost everyone on my staff is a city resident. definitely, all of the ambassadors are residents. also, staff is also completing city certification. we plan to have all of our personnel, even the new, incoming interpreters and translators, and the state certified by december 2011. it is an ambitious process. even the state of california does not even have a good, comprehensive list of what the certified. part of our job is figuring out what that means when you are culturally and linguistically competent. what are the metrics for that? you cannot just have a certificate that says that you ֖srare here by train. there needs to be a standard. finally, i would close with what we see as some of the service gaps. just some examples of what our office and staff has
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Sep 21, 2010 12:00am PDT
to land use. we will be joined by our other member and president of the board, david ichiu. lisa, thank you very much. i would like to thank the folks and live. madam clerk has some announcement. >> please be sure to turn off all cell phones and pagers. completed files should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today should be submitted to the september 21 board of supervisors agenda. supervisor maxwell: first item, please. >> ordinance amending the san francisco health code by amending sections to eliminate grocery stores and big box the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. supervisor maxwell: our director of health, are you here for this item? sorry, erik? supervisor chiu: i think that dr. katz will testify the san francisco has been a leader in limiting the harm of smoking to the public. in 2008 the tobacco free coalition and the department of public health passed a measure that limited the selling of tobacco products in a number of types of stores. this ordinance eliminates an exemption that was made a bad time for big box stores and general grocery stores. this will prev
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Sep 21, 2010 3:30am PDT
with oral argument. the u.s. agreed we are seeking continuance. once a minute, we hear oral argument, we take a brief and try to read it quickly. you'll be prejudiced by the fact we have not had a chance to read the brief. >> since in our brief is the written agreement, i think it is imperative that you read that. there is also numerous other emails that will shed a lot of light. would you rather read it and have argument later tonight, or would you like us to come back at another time? whichever is best for you. commissioner garcia: how long is your brief? >> we used the full six pages. commissioner garcia: single spaced? >> it is not quite single spaced. there is some the spacing and indentation. and then there is the e-mail attachments from mr. stevens. there is a specific email in their way he says i except -- commissioner fung: hold. president peterson: and the representative, did you receive this brief? commissioner fung: commissioners, we need to continue this. >> yes, i received it. president peterson: did you receive it? >> yes, i did. president peterson: okay, thank you. sir, i
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Sep 21, 2010 5:00am PDT
their apartment. that is really important. that building will be habitable during the work. they will use professionals who are qualified. that is important for us to know. i would like to make sure that mr. mccarthy has the financial worth all two finished his work because what we would like to see the work continuing a set of being stopped due to financial considerations. do those things, we can service support what mr. mccarthy is trying to do. the other issue is the whole question of our relations with mr. mccarthy asbestos since this process started five years ago. of like to take exception to a statement that was made in response to the brief. i think that this is 0.19, lines 2-3. most of the tenants have voluntarily moved out and have been sympathetic to my situation. i know all of my neighbors well and that is absolutely not true. most of the people have moved out because the climate has been very hostile and unsympathetic. this question of lamb or tenant relations is really important. we will be in the middle of this construction site and this is really important. one elderly lad
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Sep 21, 2010 8:30am PDT
in the spanish language. this has been an issue for us. i am happy to report that just in the last six months or so, we have been working with the small business development center, and they have brought on someone who speaks mandarin and canton eese. his name is lawrence liu, and he is acting as a translator as needed or to connect clients with what they need. there is still a lot of progress to be made. i am hoping that within two years from now, we will be able to point to a much more complete stable of services for that population. >> and then my second observation is the p.d.r., no technical assistance is currently being offered specifically to what is considered production distribution and rare. is there a plan to address that at this point? >> well, as i mentioned, we are partnering now -- just as of this summer, we made a grant to an organization called s.f. made. they are specifically reaching out to businesses that have production within san francisco . they are providing a variety of technical assistance. they are mostly helping organizations with marketing, but also with h.r., wit
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Sep 21, 2010 9:30am PDT
better to help us do a better job from this and of allocating funds -- from this and -- from this end of allocating funds to do a better job. things like making sure we have a streamlined process. these are topics that are not new to you because we have had a lot of questions over the years about issues related to the mechanics of having things when they are needed, of planning ahead for the large investments to happen in the maximum amount of money to capture them, maximum federal and state money possible, and it is -- the same is true for things like the effectiveness of the planning and design for construction projects so that risk is minimized and overruns are avoided and so on. these are an attempt to generate a picture that shows trends, that shows how the agency compares with its peers, which is always a challenging thing to do, but also important as a benchmarking exercise that can provide useful guidance both to management there and also to you here. finally, it is my expectation fully because of the large amount of involvement of several key members of the board that it will
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Sep 21, 2010 4:00am PDT
either. at a meeting that i requested and which chirac used to attend -- which are requested and which she refused to attend if either lisa or kathryn were present, she admitted she denied access, but said that was just for a few days. at this meeting, i asked her if she would try to be objective. please explain to me why it when the contractor provided for the application of siding on all four walls -- the men were there. the equipment was there. the scaffolding was there. why wouldn't he have performed what he is obligated to do under the contract? there was no explanation that she could provide, and yet if you read those letters that are solicited from the neighbors to send in, it certainly appears from those letters that other explanations were made, such as lisa and katryn were looking for a way out, which is nonsense. the building inspector was not misled. they sought a modification permit. both dbi and planning signed off. the fact is ms. belsky has changed her mind. this situation now is different. it is a lot more expensive. you have to start from scratch with a new contractor
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Sep 21, 2010 10:00am PDT
. announcer: imagine if who you are were used as an insult. >> good morning, consuls generals and your constituency. the elected officials who may be here and other distiguished guets. sts. may i welcome you here to celebreate the national days of our wonderful countrymen, people from and people who are citizens of the consuls' generals, citizens of el salvador, nicaragua, and mexico. these flags will be outside your abode. this is a colorful and historical day. we are proud of our ethnic diversity. we're very proud of the history that we have with your country that goes back so many years and we are very happy that these will be in front of the city hall. this is the seat of government. my introduced the custodian of this building. you shone the dome well today. [laughter] and of the government. a mayor who is making history, gavin newsom. [applause] mayor newsom: thank you. thank each and every one of you for being here. it is an honor to have you here, and you have been here many times with the flag raising ceremonies. this is, in particular, very important and appropriate that we a
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Sep 21, 2010 6:30am PDT
scheduled for land use committee yet. so we still have potentially a few more changes occurring, so one of the technical changes that we will be adding is it would give the city's treasurer the ability to negotiate lines of credit for surety bonds and when we were working on the city attorney on this legislation, they realized it might have been inadvertently left out during other work on the legislation. and then two items that are currently written into legislation that will require further discussion and you may see some amendments to that, as well, one is regarding the l.e.b. s.b.a. certification. so the city purchaser actually identified a problem where, in the application of the discount for commodities purchases, so we tried to make some changes to the legislation. however, we realized after the legislation was written, that was a little -- it reached a little further than we had intended so we might be amending it or striking it out completely from the legislation. the other change or the other item that might require further discussion is regarding subcontracting goals. the leg
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Sep 21, 2010 4:00pm PDT
for really bringing us into your classroom, and i can see why your kids did so beautifully and fort love and care that you gave to our kids. i'm really sad that you're no longer in the classroom, and i think that's really important to note, because we need you. and so many of our teachers are like you, and we don't have enough ways to celebrate you. so i'm a little sad for our kids, because you clearly have made an impact on their life, and i hope that you will continue to visit them and that you've made relationships and connections with them, because they do see you as somebody really positive in their life. so thank you for the gift that you've given to our children, and i hope you do come back to the classroom. >> i think it's important that as we talk about the achievements that we've made, that we often hear what happened in the classroom that helped a lot of these successes happen. we talked a little bit about this at our press conference when we announced that we were nine points away from being a 100 a.p.i. district. one thing i'm really proud of under carlos' leadership and the
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Sep 21, 2010 9:00am PDT
for us as a subcommittee to handle the requirements of that report. i think we have all gotten reports of -- copies of that report before. after we take on an employee, every four months afterwards we would have to re-evaluate a lot of measures and yard sticks that would keep taking in for each new additional head contour. it related to examining other departments, their permitting process and asking them to provide a lot of information. there are a lot of issues involved with trying to meet that city charter. the executive director is going to try and propose a format of a report that is going to fulfill that requirement in a way which we can actually execute on. we will report back on that. the cab soft story, we will cover that next month. i don't know what is happening with the online filing of payments. jennifer, i know she has been promoted since we last spoke. do you want to help me on that one? >> we don't have an update for you at this particular point, and i want to apologize. i failed to, in my director's report -- i made mention that director michael cohen has decided that
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
is limited by the key and also by the guide. we do use -- so we're not making a lot of racket, we use ear buds and these little radios association the whole narration is done to each person and there's no speakers blaring. we put bells on the segway, so when we come up behind people, we can alert them to our presence. we look forward to our operation, and i want to invite the community to come out and we'll be doing a lot of outreach in the next few weeks, to make sure everyone has a say in this. >> good afternoon. since the late 2009 we have been concerned about the placement of vendors in the music concourse. we do appreciate a rec and park means a hot dog stand behind the band show. last year when the segway rental booth was first proposed, we expressed our concern about this plan and its impact on historic context to the area and we requested a long-term plan for the area. other food vendors have been added and a bicycle rental stand is also considered. we understand the need to earn income to support the department, but there are two issues. first of all, the music concourse is a cit
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Sep 20, 2010 7:30pm PDT
of which have hosted the u.s. open. when we opened or the newly renovated harding we all thought we had a gem of a public golf course on our hands but i don't think we expected it too become the international tax breaks while it is. while kemper, our current manager of the golf course has done an excellent job managing the facility the past seven years we've learned some lessons along the way with the help of the board's budget analyst and several community members about -- that have helped us shape the agreement before you today. we think that the agreement that you have before you is in many ways a significant improvement over the existing agreement. and we've tried to actually learn and benefit from the golf course that we have which is one of the reasons that we decided not to extend a contractual option to continue kemper but rather to put the course out for bid to see how much better we could do. and we think we've done a lot better. first and foremost in partnering with the tbc and pga golf courses we're hiferinge a manager that is synonymous with the name of golf. the added expo
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Sep 21, 2010 3:00am PDT
, and in that event, it's still occurred within the timing of the three years for the life of the conditional use. therefore, i feel that the new issues brought forth by the applicant for a rehearing are not appropriate in this particular instance, and therefore, that we should not grant the rehearing request. commissioner garcia: i would agree. mr. bley has his hand up, madam president, but i don't think you get another bite at this apple, mr. bley. the issue was raised as to whether there was new material that would affect the outcome of this hearing and/or there would be a showing of manifest injustice, and neither one of those were shown. it's seems to be the main issue has to do with when the clock starts ticking, and that has been where it -- very well covered by commissioner fung and i will reiterate what was said by mr. sanchez, and that starts ticking when it the letter of decision is granted, and that state does not cause this c.u. to expire because three years has now passed. i intend to uphold -- i don't know what the problem is tonight with why people don't want to pay any heed to th
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Sep 21, 2010 3:00pm PDT
around on bicycles. but they did not include us. whatever but they have on that database, it was a racist button because i am appalled. i do not have time to talk here, but i see you guys wasting government time. i am here to ask the president to give me two more minutes to talk about crucial issues in our community, which is district 5. you could do it. it is in the charter. if you cannot do that, how will you decide who will be our next mayor? do not play with me right now. i need two minutes. let me continue on. the city and county which passes your money on to redevelopment work support. that is in my community, and you have a director that is about to be resigned, but that office does not do anything for our community. i have a million things to say that i cannot say enough. there needs to be oversight in city government. there is a disconnect with our government and city hall. there is a disconnect between you and the mayor. he does not care. a lot of you do not care. i happen to be an african- american. commissioner chiu: thank you very much, mr. washington. >> ok, listen to this,
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